Office of Research Development (ORD)


   The Research Depot has the tools you need to build your research project - bringing your ideas from construction to completion.

The Office of Research Development promotes and assists in the development and growth of collaborative multi-disciplinary research teams and assists faculty in the development of large, multi-investigator projects. 

The Limited Submission Program is also coordinated through this office. The mission of the office is to support and strengthen  research activities at Rutgers.

For information that is available only to Rutgers faculty only, vist SAKAI*, where there are joinable sites for RU faculty, staff and students.

Awards, Prizes for faculty

List of award and prize opportunities for faculty.

Funding Opps – ORED

Resources and links to all federal funders, foundations, professional assocations and international lists.  Also, postings for some larger, institutionally interesting opportunities.

Funding Opps – Jr Faculty

Resources and links to opportunities specific to junior faculty.

Funding Opps in Nursing

Resources and links to opportunities in the nursing field

Funding Opps in Outreach/Education

Resources and links to opportunities in education and outreach.

Funding postdoc, students

Resources and links to opportunities for postdocs and graduate students

Funding Opps – Instrumentation, Equipment & Construction

Resources and links to opportunities for instrumentation, equipment and construction grants.

NSF Proposal Development Materials

Workshops, training powerpoints, guides, reports and other resources helpful in the NSF proposal writing endeavor.


Resources for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute funding source

*To initially join these SAKAI sites, Log into SAKAI, and click on "Membership" from the left column. 
You will see 2 buttons - "My current sites" and "Joinable sites"  Click "joinable sites"
Type in a key word for the site you are interested in joining - ie., "funding," and the list of joinable sites will be displayed.  
Under each site, there is a button that says "Join."  Click on that are you are now a member of the site.
From that point on, you can use the links to navigate you directly to the site.

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Here, you will find information on:

- Identification of internal and external funding sources, including limited submission opportunities.  Rutgers faculty, students and staff can join the Funding Sources-ORED SAKAI site, where links to government and private funding searches are provided (go into SAKAI, click on "membership," then click on "joinable sites."  Funding sources - ORED is a public joinable site.

- Sponsor information to help you develop your proposal (i.e., templates, sample proposals, guides, and tips on the peer review process).  We cannot write the proposal for you, but we can provide advice and materials to help you write a competitive proposal.

- Rutgers information for proposal submission (i.e., characteristics of the university, lists of STEM programs, Rutgers policy library, etc.).  For information on sample proposals and other research development materials, contact Eileen Murphy.

Process for requesting letters of support  and financial letters of support from ORED

Descriptive information about the University

Administrative Forms

Your contact for research development at Rutgers University is Eileen Murphy.  enlightened

Schools/Entities providing research development support - contact your professional for proposal samples and grant writing guides: